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0 Subject: Daily Blurb - May 13, 2014

Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Tue, May 13, 2014, 11:21

Quote of the day
"I was baited. I mean, that's not the way I talk. I don't talk about people for one thing, ever. I talk about ideas and other things. I don't talk about people. I'm a good member who made a mistake and I'm apologizing and I'm asking for forgiveness. Am I entitled to one mistake, am I after 35 years? I mean, I love my league, I love my partners. Am I entitled to one mistake? It's a terrible mistake, and I'll never do it again." -- Clippers owner Donald Sterling, in a interview with Anderson Cooper

Daily blurb
Since the start of the season, I've been gradually tinkering with the layout and contents of individual baseball player detail pages. If you haven't looked at one recently, you might find some useful data that you didn't realize was there.

Here's a sample page: Yasiel Puig

The top of the page has links to seven other sites. If you have a favorite site for player detail info (such as split stats or career history), I've probably got a direct link for you.

The next section shows the current position eligibility for the six affiliated contest sites. For Puig, that's not a very interesting list, but for some players, this is a convenient place to pick up on some of the position idiosyncrasies of other sites.

Next, we get to the day by day histories. The top section shows per-game averages over various periods for each scoring system. You can also see how those averages change if only games started are included, and how those starting averages break down by the opposing starter's left/right split. I'm not sure I've seen that breakdown so conveniently presented anywhere else.

Then you can see the day by day results, which also show whether the player started (and at what position), the hand of the opposing starter, and the daily points and prices for each contest site. If you hover the cursor over the pitcher's hand, you can see the name of that pitcher. If you hover the cursor over any daily point value, you can see the underlying stats. And if the player played in a doubleheader (as was the case for Puig on May 1st), you can see the results for each game separately. There is also a link to each day's boxscore at MLB.com.

By default, this page shows the last 30 days of history, but there is a link below the table for the full season of history.

1GO
      ID: 292502110
      Tue, May 13, 2014, 11:32
Pretty cool, thanks.
2holt
      ID: 38338181
      Wed, May 14, 2014, 20:44
I mostly use Baseball Reference and Fangraphs for stat info. You can easily see minor league stats on Baseball Reference and Fangraphs has all the obscure sabr-type stats.
3holt
      ID: 38338181
      Wed, May 14, 2014, 20:47
By the way, I've found the weather info and lineup dashboard to be pretty helpful.
4Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Thu, May 15, 2014, 11:09
[2] Just added links on the player pages to both baseball-reference.com and fangraphs.

They've both been on my radar of things to add for awhile, and your post finally prompted me to do it.
5holt
      ID: 38338181
      Thu, May 15, 2014, 17:58
Cool!
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